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  • achu

    XMAX development: Access XML and XAC files through http

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    I tried to open a xml file through http at IE XMAX application. The message I got is “abc.xml is read only”. Does that mean I need to have WebDAV set up at the web server?
    I also set up XAC path as http address, but it seems not working either.

    XMAX version:5.1.1.049

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: XMAX development: Access XML and XAC files through http

    Yes, in order to read and write to an HTTP or HTTPS address the web server must support WebDAV, it must be enabled and appropriate WebDAV folders must be designated.

    We test the following HTTP servers that support WebDAV:
      – Apache Tomcat
      – IBM Websphere
      – Microsoft IIS*

    * Note that IIS 7 and 7.5 cannot be used with XMAX in this manner (opening files should probably be OK, but saving back to the server is not) as our product requires the server to support anonymous access for write operations, and this feature has been disabled (or removed) with this release of IIS. Older versions of IIS are unaffected and can still be used (this change to WebDAV support is part of IIS and not a patch or Windows update as far as I know) as can other products that support WebDAV (like those listed above). I don't know if Microsoft plans to address this issue, but there is a lot of chatter on various news groups and other forums specific to IIS by users of that server having trouble with many other applications that are now broken as a result of this change.

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    achu

    Reply to: XMAX development: Access XML and XAC files through http

    For XAC file, what permission we need from WebDAV? Do we need to save it back? or just read?

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    achu

    Reply to: XMAX development: Access XML and XAC files through http

    Just found out a solution without using WebDAV when refer to http://mysite.com/mydtd.xac.

    In IIS ->MIME types setting:
    Add
    .xac as file name extension
    MIME type as application/octet-stream

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